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The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s) 

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Updated January 2, 2020 28.8k votes 3.9k voters 336.9k views 50 items

Still making some of the best R&B songs of 2018, the greatest voices in R&B music from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s are being counted down. All ranges of R&B are included--neo soul, new jack swing, blue eyed soul, contemporary, hip-hop/R&B, pop-soul, etc. The most soulful voices in the past 30 yrs. begins in no particular order, and fans can vote to see who has the most amazing voice in R&B.

Who will earn the top spot? Who will show?

list ordered by
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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Pop music, Dance-pop & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
2
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Motown Sound, Rock music & Electronic music; Nationality: United States of America
3
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
4
Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
5
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
6
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America
7
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
8
Prince is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & New Wave; Nationality: United States of America
9
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America
10
Usher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Hip hop & Pop; Nationality: United States of America
11
R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Neo soul & Dance-pop; Nationality: United States of America
12
Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
13
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Doo-wop, Girl group & Ballad; Nationality: United States of America
14
Chaka Khan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music & Disco; Nationality: United States of America
15
Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Neo soul, Contemporary R&B & Quiet storm; Nationality: United States of America
16
Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Pop music, Contemporary R&B & Quiet storm; Nationality: United States of America
17
Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm & Smooth jazz; Nationality: United States of America
18
Joss Stone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United Kingdom
19
K-Ci & JoJo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
20
Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
21
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
22
Joe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Contemporary R&B and Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
23
Monica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
24
Babyface is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
25
Erykah Badu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Voices in R&B ('80s, '90s, 2000s)
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & New Age; Nationality: United States of America